19 May Fleet Technology Trends to Expect in 2023
Harnessing the Power of Telematics, AI Cameras, and Journey Management Software in 2023
Innovation has been in high demand in recent years, with businesses seeking solutions to navigate the challenges of a post-pandemic world.
Based on these developments, several fleet technology trends are expected to emerge in 2023, and adopting them can help streamline fleet operations, improve driver safety, and enhance overall business performance.
Telematics and AI Cameras: Real-Time Updates and Increased Safety
Telematics has become increasingly popular, providing real-time updates for vehicle tracking, insurance assessment, and maintenance updates. With GPS tracking and in-cab video, telematics systems were incredibly popular in 2021 and 2022 and will continue to thrive in 2023. These systems make communication simple and help increase driver safety, saving time for your team to focus on excelling at their work.
In-vehicle camera systems with AI that support managing driver fatigue and provide additional safety features such as forward-facing dashcams, lane departure warnings, collision alerts, and following distance alarms can be incredibly beneficial for both drivers and their employers. These technologies can help prevent accidents caused by distracted driving, fatigue, and other hazards on the road, potentially saving lives and reducing costs associated with vehicle damage and liability claims.
Supply Chain Challenges: Planning for the Unforeseen
Supply chain challenges have been a persistent issue across industries since the beginning of the pandemic. Fleets have struggled to keep up with shipping demands, leading to an increase in the use of older trucks that are more likely to break down, contributing to supply chain issues. Even suppliers and manufacturers are experiencing shortages that affect their product output.
Fleets need to plan for supply chain challenges to continue into 2023 while keeping clients updated on availability and turnaround time to ensure everyone maintains reasonable expectations.
Supporting Remote Workers With Journey Management Software
Working remotely and in off-grid locations has become the new normal for many businesses. Adopting journey management software will be a key opportunity in the fleet management space to help organizations keep open lines of communication with their remote teams and lone workers. From real-time visibility over staff, powerful GPS features, automated check-in alerts, and offline data-capturing capabilities, utilizing journey management technology will be vital to enhancing business operations throughout 2023.
Embracing Driver Safety Technology
In 2023, we expect to see a heightened focus on driver safety, with a greater emphasis on new safety technologies such as in-cab devices that alert drivers of excessive speed, reckless driving, and seatbelt usage. Fleet managers can use this information to address problem areas and enhance driver safety. Investing in vehicle safety will also reduce the risk of accidents and behavioural hazards, saving money in the long run.
5G Technology and Remote Network Availability
Fleets that have transitioned to 5G have experienced faster data transfer speeds and reliable communication between managers and drivers. In particular, Starlink’s remote internet service has been beneficial, providing fleets with uninterrupted connectivity even in remote areas. In 2023, we anticipate that more fleets will adopt 5G-compatible hardware, resulting in more accurate and real-time telematic data. This will enable fleet managers to make informed decisions and take proactive measures to enhance fleet safety and efficiency.
Automated Real-Time Journey Monitoring Software
Developed in tandem with industry leaders, JMS allows you to support your traveling workforce in real time with live visibility over your staff and operations. Keep workers safe with full journey monitoring capabilities, automated alerts, geofenced checkpoints, and more.